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Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd

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We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in private local tours, including Cruise Ship Shore Excursions. These tours offer Sightseeing, Art Deco, City history, also Wine and Brewery Tours. This is truly a fantastic region...more
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2 Neeve Place, Napier 4112, New Zealand
+64 6-844 5693
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend and I were the only ones on our tour. John our driver and tour guide met us on time and took us on a Fabulous tour to a few wineries ending up in a brewery tasting some local beers. John was great, super...More

Thank NorthStar601529
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Half day wine and beer tour, great driver, awesome wines and beer. Knowledgeable staff at the wineries. Definitely value for money. Would recommend highly.

Thank Culture275110
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had Maggie take us on this tour and she was fantastic. Had so much knowledge about local history and had heaps of fun facts. Highly recommend as they've been in the business longer than most in the region.More

Thank Dylan S
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dylan S. Thank you for your great review. Yes, we have been operating now for 15 years and still treat each tour as if it were the first. We are really glad that you enjoyed the tour and also the added Art Deco and...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

For the afternoon on our one full day in Napier we opted for this half day winery and beer tour. At the allotted time our driver John arrived to pick us up from our hotel and with only two others in our bus we were...More

Thank Peter R
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter: Thank you for taking the time to review. It is always great to receive the reviews as this continues to guide us along the way. I am really pleased that we ticked all the boxes on the day for you. We do try...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018

Our tour of two wineries, a pub and the art deco homes and commercial buildings was wonderful! Maggie, our tour leader, is simply hysterical! She has a vast knowledge of Napier, wines, art deco, real estate and trivia..and peppers her narrative with humor! The wineries...More

Thank margaritasat5
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks for your kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed your company and sharing fries with you. You have all come from so far away,, I always want people to leave with happy memories of the wine and beer experience, and I am so glad I lived...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

The history and other knowledge that John shared in the course of our day was brilliant and lifted what was a great experience to a truly wonderful and memorable time. We could not have been taken better care of and absolutely want to go with...More

Thank PRFCnz
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi PRFCnz; Thank you for your fantastic review. It is always just great for an owner to receive consistent reviews about how they present their business. Many people comment on how they look these reviews over and only a few respond, so any review is...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

We went on a wine tour with John a number of years ago and this time opted for the Ultimate Wine Tour - this was a fantastic day. The visit around Church Road was excellent with food and matching food sampling of their reserve collection...More

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Sarah5368: Thank you for your great review. You did note just the two of you.. yes, we are heading into Winter now and that is how it is at present. The tour you opted for is a very popular tour and is a "fantastic"...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

We were delighted with our host John. He was very attentive and provided much more than just a wine and beer tour. His knowledge of the history of Napier far surpassed our expectations. The wineries and brew house were good...John knows more information about all...More

Thank DarrellDawn
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi darrelldawn: Thank you for taking the time to review your Wine and Beer tour with us. I really appreciate all reviews as many, many people read these before taking their holidays and choosing their tours.... so receiving your feedback is fantastic. I am pleased...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

I would like to thank John for the awesome half day trip we did recently at Napier. The commentary about the scenic attractions along Marine Parade, the history about the earthquake and all the Art Deco buildings was very informative. I enjoyed visiting the vine...More

Thank LorraineG1456
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Lorraine G: Thank you for reviewing your tour with us. I am so grateful for your kind words. Yes, we try very hard to present a first class tour as we appreciate that you have travelled so far for a holiday of your dreams,...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Napier is an awesome Art Deco city. Our guide showed us everything and then pointed out which places to walk to. Couldn't have asked for a better tour.

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Irving F
10 December 2017|
Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Irving Have no worries about the timing. We have been taking these tours for 12+ years now, same tour (too popular to change) and the ships arrival times (shore times overall) have not changed for the past 5 years. The... More
Wendy K
22 June 2017|
Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Wendy - thank you for your enquiry Yes, we would start a tour for you based on a couple (2 people). You did not mention which tour. Regardless, if you complete the booking form on the site - I can get you all... More
Kevin C
20 September 2016|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Kevin C: Yes, the tours we offer suit these times. This is the normal amount of time for Napier (sadly it is a very short time). We offer 2 tours. In very short form, 1 is a wine and City art deco tour while the other is... More